Law Clerk

Camp Hill, PA
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
Shumaker Williams, P.C. seeks to hire a law student, who has completed his or her second year of law school, to work in its Camp Hill, Pennsylvania office during the summer. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to either: work during his or her third year of law school, if possible, or demonstrate a significant connection to Central Pennsylvania during the candidacy process and a desire to return to Central Pennsylvania upon graduation from law school.SW conducts a program that gives each law clerk the opportunity to understand the private practice of law and the culture of the Firm. SW strives to attract the best law students and offers students an ideal work environment to begin their professional experience.Each law clerk will participate in an orientation session and be assigned a mentor to provide general guidance on any matter. The law clerk will meet with his or her mentor on a weekly basis to discuss any questions he or she may have and discuss work assignments. The law clerk will be assigned a variety of assignments in different areas of the law. SW makes every effort to ensure that the law clerk works with as many attorneys as possible. The law clerks are encouraged to attend SW staff meetings, client meetings, board meetings, hearings, oral arguments, depositions, and a variety of other events.Each attorney who assigns a project to a law clerk will be asked to evaluate his or her performance based upon the timeliness of the project and the quality of the work performed. In addition, SW wants to observe and evaluate the law clerk’s professionalism, judgment, and interpersonal skills. In October, these evaluations will be reviewed, summarized, and discussed with the law clerk. Whether an offer for employment following graduation is made depends on the law clerk’s work performance and SW’s hiring needs. Typically, the partners make a hiring decision in November.

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